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MURAKAMI KENICHI
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SADAO KISHI
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Born in 1932 and has passed. He was a mutli award winning artist. He won top prize, Prime Minister Award more than once.
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SUIGAI SATO
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Sato Suigai, born in 1920 in the town of Yoshioka, he started Kokeshi making in 1949. Suigai is a pseudonym and it is taken from the name of his teacher, Mr. Suiun Komuro under whom he had studied Japanese painting. Born in Gunma Prefecture of Japan, he began making Kokeshi dolls in 1949. He had received numerous awards including the prestigious Prime Ministers Award in 1966.

TANAKA HARUMASA
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Tanaka Harumasa is from Kusatsu hot spring from Gunma prefecture, east Japan. He started to make Sosaku Kokeshi doll right after WWII, the late 1940's. His Kokeshi are characterized as progressive with eclectic designs he along with Ishihara and Kitase were popular Kokeshi Makers of the time (1960s).
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TSUJITA RYOZO
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Born in Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture 1923 served in WWII. He won various awards including Prime Ministers Award in 1956, & 1981 and had his own studio in 1959.
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